Thursday, 25 December 2014

Cranberry Nut Bars

A mini tea time gathering with my sisters during Christmas. The usual catch up session in my house with some homemade snacks.  I baked this pretty easy Cranberry Nut Bars early this morning before we went off to attend the morning church service.

Recipe source : Ocean Spray
My slightly modified version below as I've reduced the amount of caster sugar and cranberries.

Cranberry Nut Bars
2 eggs
90g caster sugar
120g flour
70g unsalted butter, melted
80g fresh cranberries
50g chopped walnuts

1) Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease an 8-inch baking pan.

2) In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the eggs until thick.
(About 6 - 8 mins on medium-high speed)
Gradually add sugar, beating until thoroughly blended.

3) Use a spatula to fold in flour and melted butter; blend well. Add cranberries and walnuts, mixing gently just until combined. Spread evenly in pan.

4) Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (I covered a piece of loose foil over the pan in the last 10 mins into baking to avoid cake top being burnt too much).
Cool and cut into bars.

Makes 16 servings.

Freshly baked ... fresh from the oven
Some of the yummy snacks ... my sister baked sweet fruity tarts & mini cheese tarts. Added to my cranberry nut bars, I made some easy finger food ... baked chicken wings, turkey ham & cheese wrap & pan-fried brussels with pine nuts.

We enjoyed our wonderful mini hi-tea gathering and have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! 

Wishing you & family 
Merry Christmas 
Happy New Year 2015 !


I'm submitting this post to Cook and Celebrate (Christmas 2014), organized by Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.


  1. those are lovely treats for hi tea! thanks for your wishes and wishing you the same too! have a fabulous year ahead!

  2. Karen, looks like you prepared a fantastic spread for Christmas!

  3. Tea time at your house looks wonderful Karen. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  4. I can't get enough cranberries this time of year! These bars look delightful!

  5. Karen,
    I love anything with cranberries and nuts, this looks so yummy! Here's wishing you a happy new year ! :)

  6. Karen, I think using cranberries was really the best idea ever. Love the colours!

  7. Happy 2015, Karen!!!

    Your cranberry bars look wonderful! Sometimes, I do wonder... How can we survive Christmas without cranberries??? :p


  8. Hi Karen, for the melted butter, is it melt it over the stove till it is completely liquid or just take it out and leave it at room temperature till it is soft? I intend to try out this recipe but not sure on the butter texture. Thank you

  9. Hi Amanda, thanks for dropping by. The butter is melted over the stove and cooled.
    Happy baking ^-^!


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